Telangana to set up two Greenfield airports to boost industrial activity


Apart from reviving the existing Warangal Airport, Telangana state Government is also planning to set up two new Greenfield airports at Kothagudam and Jakranpally.  He also requested centre to set up an aviation university in the city.


Giving more information on this, state IT and industries minister KT Rama Rao said, “The state is keen to make Warangal airport functional, to give a boost to the mega textile park and the information technology hub launched in the city. The Greenfield airport planned at Kothagudam can connect the coal belt, mines and power sector ecosystem around Khammam district, while the airport proposed at Jakranpally can support the upcoming pharma city.”


He further said that the government also wants aircraft makers to set up maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centers in the state, as abundant land was available.  As per Rao, Aerospace and defence have been identified as the major thrust areas under the state industrial policy.


At the same time, with setting up of these two Greenfield airports in the city, the real estate industry will get a boost which will also give rise to many residential and commercial projects around the area.